70-year-old village elder in Andhra’s Anantapur district beats minor girl (Video)

The girl was in a relationship with the boy from the same village. But when she insisted on marriage at home, the parents complained to village elder Lingappa.

Written by August 17, 2019 08:44

In a shocking incident, a minor girl belonging to Scheduled Caste was humiliated and mercilessly beaten by a 70-year-old village elder at a caste panchayat in Andhra’s Anantapur district.

A 17-year-old girl was slapped and thrashed with sticks by a village elder in a Panchayat meeting for falling in love and for wanting to marry a 20-year-old guy.

After seeing the video on social media, the local police booked a suo moto case against Lingappa under Sec 324.

The incident took place in KP Doddi village of Gummagatta block bordering Karnataka late last week but, came to light on Friday after a video surfaced.

The girl was in a relationship with the boy from the same village. But when she insisted on marriage at home, the parents complained to village elder Lingappa.

The incident took place in the Naxal-affected Chatra district of the state.

The girl will be sent for counselling.